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Mining

Generally, Cascade Utilities, Inc. works as a subcontractor at mining sites. Sometimes we also work as a general contractor to start-up or assist with a particular mining operation as well.  We excavate the site and remove the vegetation and the trees. After all of that is complete, all of the unsuitable materials are hauled off-site for our customers.  Cascade Utilities will build ponds and/or other water storage facilities if needed, and then handle all of the cleaning and other maintenance associated with them. Cascade Utilities, Inc. assists with control piping/electricity, (both low and high voltages), for electric contractors.  We will build roads and drainage ditches, wheel washes and will install scales to get a mining site up and running.   

 

 
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Caption: Building berm for unsuitable materials that will be used for storage and disposal.
 

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Caption: Overview
 

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Caption: Excavating silt out of storage area. 150,000 yards
 

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Caption: Berm building
 

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Caption: Digging out silt pond
 

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Caption: Hauing away silt material from pond.
 

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Caption: Beginning of excavation area where wheel wash area will be.
 

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Caption: Begin excavation for scale area location.
 

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Caption: Upper mining site material is used for road and pond liner. The big rocks are used to build safety berms.
 

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Caption: Clearing slashes/stripping steep hillside and hauling away to make room for a road.
 

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Caption: Overview of pit where wheel wash area and scale will be.
 

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Caption: All of the rocks in the rockpile were sorted as we were mining for road material.
 

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Caption: Stripping unsuitable material (clay/silt/topsoil)
 

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Caption: On top of berm
 

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Caption: This is a rock slide that happened as a result of 5" of rain. Our excavator cleaned it all up and re-created the access roads.
 

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Caption: Re-creating the berm and silt pond after rock slide.
 

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Caption: Another view of our equipment re-creating the access roads that leadup to the berm.
 

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Caption: This is a 20' x 20' rock that will be drilled and then blasted to create usable crushed rock.
 

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Caption: Sure Strike Hammer on our John Deere 450C-LC Excavator breaking boulder into quarry rock. The clear panels on the excavator are made from bullet-proof glass because of the force from flying rocks once they've been broken.
 

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Caption: Our excavator is loading unsuitable materials into the haul truck so that it can be taken to the berm.
 

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Caption: The left side of the pit before it has been cleared and stripped.
 

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Caption: Unsuitable material sorted out of the screener/feeder. This material will be broken into smaller rocks and different types of gravel will be made.
 

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Caption: Sure Strike Hammer on John Deere 450C-LC Excavator breaking large boulders to create quarry rock.
 

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Caption: Test hole are dug to see what kinds of material(s) lie beneath the surface.
 

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Caption: Building of the lower road to the pit.
 

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Caption: The new wheel wash area will be at the end of that wall.
 

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Caption: Installing power for upper and lower processes as well as the pump controls. The crusher crushes and seperates the different types of rock and our trucks haul it out.
 

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Caption: Construction of the road leading into the new pit.
 

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Caption: Road that leads to the wiegh station and into the pit.
 

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Caption: Finished scale house looking into the new pit.
 

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Caption: Creating haul road to be used for trucks bringing in or hauling away material.
 

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Caption: Completed wheel wash area. It holds 20,000 gallons of water that recycles through the pump continually so that no trucks leave the pit with mud in their tires/wheels.
 

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Caption: Excavating for materials to be hauled away in off road dump truck.
 

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Caption: Loading material into haul truck to be delivered to the dump site.
 

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Caption: Delivering material to the dump site.
 

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Caption: Dumping material into dump site.
 

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Caption: Excavator loading usable material into off road dump truck, where it will be dumped into the jaw at the top of the rock quarry. After that the material is screened and placed on a coveyor belt to be delivered to trucks waiting below.
 

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Caption: Gathering small boulders to be crushed in order to create quarry rock.
 

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Caption: Dozer is used to create roads a push away unwated material.
 

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Caption: Rock hammer in action!
 

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Caption: Material is dumped onto the conveyor belt at the top of the rock quarry. The belt droped the material onto a screener where the materials are seperated and then placed on a conveyor belt to be delivered to stockpiles below.
 

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Caption: They conveyor belt is the top portion covered on all side. As you can see the conveyor belt to the screener can be adjusted. Please take note on how fast the pulley system is working to keep the conveyor belt going!
 

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Caption: A better shot of the rubber pulley system in action! Every employee in mining areas are required to have at least 24 hours training to set foot inside a mining facility and 8 hour refresher courses yearly.
 

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Caption: The conveyor belt at this mining site works year round and can produce more material than trucks can haul out, even if they were lined up all day long!
 

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